Food scarcity: Bakers’ strike ill-timed, unpatriotic – Bread makers

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Supreme Bakers and Confectioners Association of Nigeria, has said its members will not embark on strike as proposed by some other bakers’ associations in the country.

The Acting National President, Comrade Edmund Egbuji, said that the national executive of the association saw the proposed strike as unpatriotic especially at this time of food scarcity and difficulties in the country.

Egbuji, who spoke in a statement he issued in Abuja, said, “Embarking on strike is not an option, rather the government through its relevant ministries should call for a round table discussion to cushion the effects of food scarcity.

“All members of the Supreme Bakers are hereby directed to go about their business of feeding the nation as any contrary action will add to the pains of the overstretched citizens,” he said.

Recall that the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria had directed its members to embark on nationwide strike from February 27, should the Federal Government fail to implement the agreement it entered into with the association in 2020.

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